May 16, 2013


Will the GOP Overplay Their Hand?

First Read points out there a danger for Republicans in pushing the IRS scandal too hard.

"Already, the Benghazi talking-point emails don't reveal the political conspiracy that many Republicans and conservatives had openly theorized, and they also reveal that Susan Rice -- whose reputation was dragged through the mud -- was a relatively innocent victim (though no one likes to be exposed as someone who was simply following a set of talking points about which they had little input). What's more, the Benghazi emails have all come down to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland's concerns. Were they simply about trying not to hinder the investigation into the Islamic extremists in the attack (as Democrats say)? Or were they about trying to clean the State Department's hands (as Republicans allege)?"

Greg Sargent: "The key thing to keep in mind is it's an open question whether the GOP base will let Republicans 'pace themselves.'"










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